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ADVA launches AI-powered analytics service for infrastructure operators

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ADVA has launched its SatAware AI-powered analytics service for monitoring the quality of GNSS-based timing.

The solution provides communication service providers (CSPs) and other operators of critical infrastructure with real-time insight into signal quality at their GNSS satellite receivers. It allows operators to easily identify any physical objects blocking signals and resolve issues before they impact the synchronization network.

The non-intrusive, cost-effective solution is specifically designed to meet the needs of major CSPs and enable the robust timing needed for 5G connectivity. It will also prove invaluable in a wide range of time-sensitive industries from utilities to financial networks.

SatAware offers insight into the health of all GNSS-based timing in the synchronisation network, featuring a lightweight data collection engine deployed at GNSS receiver sites that securely shares information on all standard satellite receivers with the SatAware data pool.

Using intelligent algorithms, the ADVA-hosted AI engine continuously analyses the condition of each antenna. It provides up-to-the-minute information on sky-view plots, carrier-to-noise ratios and all trouble indicators. This allows network operators to easily visualise and evaluate reception by building a complete picture of signal strength for each individual satellite without the need for dedicated hardware or software at the GNSS receiver site.

Nir Laufer, senior director, product line management, Oscilloquartz, ADVA said: ‘Changes in the environment, such as newly built or modified buildings or trees growing, can have a serious impact on GNSS-based timing. Yet the specific physical causes of interference can often be difficult to detect and even harder to predict. With SatAware, maintenance teams can instantly react to these issues – or even pre-empt them – well before they affect network performance.’